Skype lands deal with Wi-Fi operator

by admin October 11, 2006 at 11:35 am

Commercial tie-up will let Skype users access VoIP whenever they’re in range of a Cloud hot spot

Users will soon be able to access Skype at The Cloud’s Wi-Fi hot spots across Europe, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

They will have to use a Skype-enabled phone from SMC Networks to do so and pay a ?Ǭ£6.99 monthly tariff, but the deal means instant connection to Skype whenever the user is in range of such a hot spot.

“We are delighted to partner with SMC Networks and extend the service we provide today with Skype to Wi-Fi enabled handsets,” said Niall Murphy, The Cloud’s chief technology officer, on Tuesday.

“This agreement delivers on our commitment to provide the widest range of Wi-Fi services to customers across Europe,” Murphy continued, adding that the deal “marks the start of a real low-cost alternative to traditional telecoms services”.

Full story: ZDNet UK